Elizabeth Jane Corbett

About me

When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh and blogs at http:// elizabethjanecorbett.com. She is a reluctant gym member, a lover of red shoes, good coffee, dark chocolate, commuter cycling and, of course, historical fiction. In 2007, an early draft of her historical novel, Chrysalis, was short-listed for a manuscript development award. In 2009, her short story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. More recently, her short story, The Wharfie, received a Highly Commended in the inaugural Boroondara Short Story competition. She has recently completed a complete re-draft her historical novel and is working on final edits prior to submission.

From my website

Learning to facilitate – an unexpected lifeline

One of the worst things about volunteering to tutor in a language you do not yet speak fluently is a breathless dog-paddling sense that you could sink at any moment. One of the best things about volunteering to tutor in the same, said language is a realisation that if you…

Life in Limbo – while my novel is being assessed

So, the first fortnight was a novelty. I sent my manuscript off to readers. Wrote a review. Re-drafted a short story. Attended a Pitch Perfect session at Writers Victoria. Updated my novel's synopsis. Tried to come up with a stunning hook line. Failed. Multiple times. First drafted a query letter…

Post Manuscript Posting Stress Syndrome

After a spectacular crisis of confidence last Thursday and Friday which I'm now calling Post Manuscript Posting Stress Syndrome (PMPSS), I have recovered my equilibrium. But before outlining the treatment of this acute debilitating illness, let's me first identify its symptoms and causes. And please note: the condition will henceforth…

 
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